About Wilson Services
Since 1989, Wilson Services, Inc. has provided the Massachusetts of Western Massachusetts with quality work at competitive prices. Our primary focus is on premium heating and cooling systems. Wilson’s Services is dedicated to providing Hampshire County homeowners with the best heating and cooling systems, that are both energy efficient and affordable.
About The Owner
Gary Wilson has lived in the Massachusetts since the mid 70’s. After graduating from Smith Vocational in 1984, he quickly set his eyes towards entrepreneurship. In 1988 he passed the Master Plumbing license exam, enabling him to operate a plumbing business and also hire journeymen plumbers as well. In 1989 he began his voyage as a small business owner, learning the ropes as most new starts-ups do. After 10 or so years of routine plumbing and heating contracting, Gary realized there was a need for more technically advanced heating designers and installers. He traveled to many states attending technical training classes, and in 2001 was invited to visit Viessmann’s (a premium boiler manufacturer) world headquarters near Frankfurt, Germany. Also that year Gary traveled to Pennsylvania to undergo carbon monoxide diagnostic training and combustion training, and it became routine to check and tune all of our heating installations with the most advanced combustion tools.
Once Gary had a firm grasp on high-end heating installation, he then pursued technical training in air conditioning. After acquiring the basic EPA “universal” refrigeration certification in Norfolk, VA in 2002, he handled routine AC service calls and installed various air conditioning systems. A year later he acquired training from a nationally recognized organization specializing in air distribution in Ohio learning various diagnostic procedures with tools such as flow hoods, hot tip anemometer, and static pressure readings. Also in 2003 the company invested in new sheet metal fabrication equipment. A year after that in 2004 Gary allied with yet another nationally recognized training organization to develop skills in blower door testing, which took him to San Antonio, Texas. Blower doors are the premier tools for building energy loss related diagnostics. Gary also became NATE certified in Air Conditioning Service, which covers “installation” as well. A trip to St. Louis, MO. enabled him to become a factory certified Unico air conditioning installer, propelling the company to the area’s leading mini-duct installer.
In 2005 Gary became the first contractor in Massachusetts to become QIV certified (Quality Installation Verification). QIV is a new program that the electric companies put together in conjunction with Mass Cool Smart (macoolsmart.com). It utilizes a computer (Palm) driven diagnostic tool that confirms the air flow and refrigeration process of air conditioning systems. Currently Wilson and his staff have the ability to diagnose not only how efficient their systems are, but also those installed by others. This consultation service will benefit those who have just moved into a new Massachusetts home, or anyone who needs a second opinion on the performance of any heating and cooling system. We know of no other company in the area offering this type of comprehensive diagnostic service for HVAC and home energy diagnostics. Also in 2005 he was invited to visit the various Buderus factories also in Germany.
Gary lives with his wife and two children in Easthampton. He enjoys traveling to different regions of the country, and has been to Alaska and Hawaii. In a recent vacation to Colorado, he discovered an interest in mining. The whole family enjoyed the mining district of Cripple Creek.
- Cutting Heating Costs
A note to our web site visitors: This article was written in 2000, and has an emphasis on hydronic (hot water) heating systems. We currently offer both European style heating systems as well as basic to high-end HVAC (warm air/air conditioning) systems . ***Featured in the Daily Hampshire Gazette – Home Magazine, September 2000 Tips...Read More
- Spring Cleaning Should Include An Air Conditioning Tune Up
As a home owner you should be aware of what is involved in an air conditioning tuneup. If you read any home maintenance articles this spring, most will encourage an A/C tuneup; some will even claim 25% savings. Predicting savings without knowing what type of tuneup received is a little silly. Encouraging a tune up...Read More